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Strikes, Protests Notwithstanding, IMF Prods France to Reform

France's economy is not recovering quickly enough to cut unemployment and debt significantly, and will not do so without further reforms, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday despite slightly raising its growth estimates. The IMF's warning came as President Francois Hollande's government faced a standoff with unions carrying out refinery, port and rail strikes over a contested labour reform to make hiring and firing easier. The...

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